Florida Citrus Forecast Sees Positive Move in Challenged Season

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The Florida 2022–23 all-orange forecast inched up 1% in March to 16.1 million boxes while the grapefruit forecast rose 7% to 1.6 million boxes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS) forecast for Florida tangerines and tangelos was unchanged at 500,000 boxes.    The entire rise of 100,000 boxes in the orange forecast was in the …

Low Citrus Crop Forecast for Florida Will Get Lower

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The numbers are expected to further decline, as the season’s initial citrus forecast does not reflect Hurricane Ian damage. The annual gathering of Florida citrus industry members to hear the first crop forecast of the season looked a little different this year. While growers once again came together at Putnam Ranch in Zolfo Springs to listen to the U.S. Department …

Florida Citrus June Forecast Mixed

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By Ernie Neff The June 10 federal citrus crop forecast increased the expected Florida Valencia orange crop by 2% but dropped the state’s grapefruit and tangerines/tangelos production expectations. The forecast was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The projected Valencia crop rose 500,000 boxes from the May forecast, to 22.5 million boxes. NASS declared …

Florida Citrus Crop Tumbles Again in March Forecast

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On March 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reduced Florida’s orange and grapefruit crop forecasts again. Oranges fell hardest, dropping 3 million boxes, or 12%, to 23 million boxes. The forecast for the non-Valencia crop, which is virtually all harvested, actually rose 500,000 boxes, or 4%, to 18.2 million boxes. That means the total Florida …

Not So Sweet Forecast for Florida Oranges

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The February citrus crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service showed a bitter forecast for Florida’s orange crop. Florida’s projected 2021–22 orange crop was reduced by 1 million boxes, to 43.5 million boxes in the forecast released on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The entire orange reduction was in the to-be-harvested Valencia crop, which was reduced …